School Details

Bayberry Elementary School

Bayberry Lane, Watchung, NJ 07069
(908) 755-8184
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 & ungraded 363 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

92%
92%
66%
94%
94%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Watchung Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
59%
92%
92%
78%
100%
100%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Watchung Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bayberry Elementary School is a public elementary school in Watchung. The principal of Bayberry Elementary School is Mrs Mary Nunn and can be contacted at mnunn@watchungschools.us. 363 children attend Bayberry Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Bayberry Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 363 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bayberry Elementary School is 10:1. Mcmillin Early Child Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 17%
Asian 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    great school and academics. Daughter attended kindergarten. The school should move to provide private service catering everyday vs only once a week. It currently leverages PTO for lunches but a consistent service 5 days a week would be so much better and appreciated.

  • (11 months ago)

    Great school very friendly staff and very high standards of education. My son attends kindergarten and he is very happy to go school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school with very friendly teachers and staff. My son has been studying in this school from past 1 year and he really enjoys going to school everyday. The teaching methodologies and resources used by the teachers is excellent. It is very modern and technology oriented. I like the way they incorporate technology in day to day teaching. I also like their evaluation process and they give very constructive feedback which helps parents to know areas where their kid needs improvement or areas where their kids needs more encouragement. All in all a great school!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Great School very well manged. We have our son in the kindergarten program and we specially moved to Watchung for this School.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bayberry School took on two little boys who were truly a mess from being in a bad foster home. The couldnt read write or speak properly. Now it was not one boy it was two boys. They are now getting B's and A's in a matter on one year.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a current teacher for Bayberry I am so proud of all the children. The 2005-2006 NJASK scores were superb. It is in no doubt to the teacher expertise the parent involvement and the district's ability to listen to and respond to the needs of their teachers. I was surprised at the previous teachers comments on memorization and worksheets as math instruction. I cannot speak for the entire school but I know in my grade level students are grouped by ability for most activities thus allowing all students to work at his/her level. Reading instruction is guided as well as whole class. Science is hands-on inquiry based. Despite some teacher turnover the ones who have stuck around have seen many changes and have risen to the numerous challenges of teaching every day. When it comes down to it Bayberry teachers are hard workers who deserve respect.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent teachers supportive school board energetic principal and staff. Many extracurricular activites with parents as volunteers; Very active Parent Teacher Organization involves in supporting and encouraging young student activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    Superb program for my kindergartener - looked at private schools in area and this surpassed them. For reading children are separated into smaller groups based on ability and this has allowed my son to excel. They have spanish music art gym etc - all run by teachers who put lots of thought into each day's lesson. Facilities are new and beautiful. Children's library can't be beat. Program is well run and staff are kind and understanding. Mrs. Boggs is fabulous (very conscientious energetic happy and fun) but I understand all the kindergartener teachers are excellent. Parent support is very strong. Overall topnotch school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is located on a quiet street. A great school with fresh teachers. Only downfall is the math dittos and memorization. These children can memorize the material but can't apply the knowledge. Good for test taking but not good for their future. Besides the math curriculum the school is good.

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